1 Oppressed by sin, O Lord, to Thee
I come in my affliction:
O, full of pity, look on me,
Impart Thy benediction.
My sins are great, where shall I fell?
The blood of Jesus speaks for me;
For all our sins He carried.
2 Repentant at Thy feet I fall,
To Thy cross humbly clinging,
O Jesus, hear me when I call,
My wants before Thee bringing.
My trust is in Thy grace and power;
For all was finished in that hour,
When Thou didst make atonement.
3 When I approach Thine altar, Lord,
May I this comfort cherish,
That on the cross Thy blood was poured
For me, lest I should perish.
Thou didst for me God's law fulfill,
That holy joy my heart might thrill
When on Thy love I'm feasting.
4 Be Thou my shield 'gainst Satan's power,
Whene'er he would assail me;
The victor's crown, when come death's hour,
O let it never fail me!
Lord Jesus,Thou who savedst me,
My life I would devote to Thee,
To praise Thy name forever.
Gellert, Christian Fürchtegott, son of Christian Gellert, pastor at Hainichen in the Saxon Harz, near Freiberg, was born at Hainichen, July 4, 1715. In 1734 he entered the University of Leipzig as a student of theology, and after completing his course acted for some time as assistant to his father. But then, as now, sermons preached from manuscript were not tolerated in the Lutheran Church, and as his memory was treacherous, he found himself compelled to try some other profession. In 1739 he became domestic tutor to the sons of Herr von Lüttichau, near Dresden, and in 1741 returned to Leipzig to superintend the studies of a nephew at the University. He also resumed his own studies. He graduated M.A. 1744; became in 1745 private tutor or l… Go to person page >
Display Title: Oppressed by sin, O Lord, to TheeFirst Line: Oppressed by sin, O Lord, to TheeTune Title: [Oppressed by sin, O Lord to Thee]Author: C.F. GellertMeter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 8, 7.Date: 1913Subject: The Church | Confession; Confession of Sin |